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Current Exhibition:

The 2021 Student Honors Exhibition

This event will be on display from August 23 through September 17.  The selection of work was curated by Richmond, VA artist, Jason Hackett, and it features artwork across a range of disciplines.  Phaze 2 welcomes everyone to help us celebrate the achievements of Shepherd University’s art students with a reception on Monday, August 30.  As always, Phaze 2 events are free and open to the public.

Upcoming 2021-2022 Exhibitions:

September 23 – October 18 Annual Faculty Exhibition // September 28 -Reception for artists, 4-6pm 

November 1 – 30 Michael Coppage // TBA -Artist reception and lecture/presentation 

December 6 – February 7 Kate Helms, sculpture  // January 17 -Artist reception and presentation, 4-6pm 

 February 21 – March 21 Student Honors Exhibition // February 21 -Reception for artists and award presentation, 4-6pm 

April – May Capstone competitive exhibitions 

Summer 2022 Program showcase exhibition 

Past Exhibitions 2020-2021:

Capstone 2021

2021 Capstone Exhibitions / April 22 – May 6

Alyssa Lewis
Nature Unleashed // Photography of Landscapes and Nature that is hidden all around us. This work is to reveal the spacious landscapes that surrounds us in many different ways, throughout the nearby states. These works of art explore the idea that one image can change the way people treat the world that they live in.

Lexis Petry
Personal Living // Installation of wooden furniture pieces. This installation displays different wooden furniture pieces inspired by minimalist and modern design, and decorated with personal belongings and décor.

Lexi Putnam & Hakema Mutanu
UNVEILING // This collaborative show explores how the elements and zodiac signs play a part in unveiling a woman’s natural beauty through self reflection.

Pisces x Water, March 2021, Digital Photography

Lexi Putnam
Pisces, 2021, 16″X 20″, Luster Paper Print

Hakema Mutanu
UMOJA, 2021. 12″x 14″, Luster Paper Print

Alesa Good
Imagination, Observation, and Education // A collection of traditional media sequential and concept illustrations. This body of work explores thoughtful representations of nature with an emphasis on various forms of education surrounding the relationship between humans and creation.

Kaleidoscope Kayak
10″ X 10″ book
Ink and Watercolor

Alex Grassi
Buzzing Wonders // A collection of stylized arthropods, ranging from hornets to spiders, depicted in exotic, vivid colors. This selection of bugs is inspired by nature from around the world.

Mantis, 2020, 15″x24″, acrylic on panel

Isabel Rosenberg
breathless correspondence // These works encompass a digital artifact of the female gaze projected over distance and isolation.  Shot remotely, this collection of human figure photography reflects the meaningfulness of the artistic connection even as a vast expanse divides us from each other.

folded figure, 2021, 18×20, printed on fabric

Kennadee Hinzman
Modern Faith // This work is a personal interpretation of stories in the Bible and the Parables of Jesus in the contemporary world.

Have Faith (Matthew 14:22-33). 2020. 48″x 36″. Mixed Media on Canvas.

Kenzie Tucker
Body Defined, Color Redefined // “I believe that the best way to understand the human form is by using your own, so I have used myself as the subject in order to explore sculptural, bodily forms. My illnesses make me feel limited, and yet, for this work I have consistently pushed myself past those limits.”

Bend and Break
Printed: 11×14 inches

Christina Knight
The Looking Glass Self // A series of work exploring depression and recovery. The show consists of acrylic paintings, watercolor and ink illustrations, and a hand sewn tapestry that all embody the idea of self-growth and acceptance while coping with depression.

Life is Like a Rose Garden Detail
Embroidery, Fabric, Thread, Oak

Joey Beaufort
Blurring Lines // This collection of self-portrait photography addresses the issues revolving around self-identification and gender influences. Representation of the daily struggles a homosexual man faces is what drives this body of images. The work is presented in a way to show the reflection on one’s self and learning to be confident in your own skin while teaching others to be accepting of individuality.

Blurring Lines
Printed: 8″ X 11″ inches
Esperanza Alzona
Being Human // The characterization of various universal emotions, sensations, thought processes, self-identity and manifestations of spirituality as representations of concepts and qualities of humanness in sculpture primarily cast in metal.

Nevertheless She Persisted – cast aluminum

Anna Stafford
Looking into the Sun // Using large free hanging canvases to show human emotions to explore the transitions of emotions from internal to expressing them physically. The current body of work focusses on the pursuit of happiness from the perspective of someone with depression.

Rage, Mixed media on unstretched canvas, 71.5 in X 54 in 2020 2.72

Dani Knott
To Whom It May Concern // This exhibition consists of pen and ink and mixed media inside a sketchbook. Everything in this body of work comes back to the idea of life and what it is to live it, as well as what takes up space in someone’s brain and how they choose to express it and live it/with it. 

Phaze 2 Gallery operations will be modified to ensure the safety of our visitors and gallery attendants. We have limited daily hours in which attendants will be available to monitor the flow of traffic, maintain safe distancing, and mask usage while in the gallery space. We have a full programming schedule for the fall, however we will not be introducing our exhibits with traditional artist receptions.

The Gallery is open Monday, Wednesday, and Friday from 3:00-5:00pm or by appointment. For more information about the exhibit or to schedule a visit contact the Gallery Director, Evan Boggess

About Us:

The Phaze 2 Gallery is a cultural contact point between the Shepherdstown community and the outside world of contemporary art. We primarily exhibit emerging artists who are working to elevate the way our visitors think and see by challenging the popular concepts and traditions of their disciplines. Our intimate, versatile gallery venue offers artists the freedom to experiment and refine new approaches in their work before moving on to larger exhibition sites. As an instructional tool for the Department of Contemporary Art and Theater of Shepherd University, the Phaze 2 Gallery provides a discursive arena for our students, exhibiting artists, community, and art faculty.

Gallery Director

Evan Boggess,

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Center for Contemporary Art
Phase 2 Gallery
92 West Campus Drive
Shepherdstown, WV 25443